Lake Nakuru National Park Safari. Lake Nakuru Safari
Lake Nakuru is a small park located 160 kilometers from Nairobi. The park is only 250 square kilometers with the shallow alkaline lake size ranging from 5-30 kilometers depending on rainfall in the region.
Lake Nakuru National Park is the world’s famous for its 1-2 million lesser flamingos that give the lake its pink hue. Of late (2012-2014) due to abundant rainfall the flamingos have shifted to Lake Bogoria due to rising level of the lake that have interfered with the growth of algae in the lake that the birds feed on. Regardless Lake Nakuru has over 450 species of bird life and is Africa’s 1st Important Bird Area (IBA) branded National Park.
The park is also home to Roth’s child Giraffes, Water bucks, Impala, Lions, Leopards, Pythons and the endangered white Rhinos that can be seen on a game drive in the park.
Due to Lake Nakuru’s close proximity to Nairobi, it is the best park to visit when you have limited time in Kenya and you want to experience a safari.
Option for a safari in Lake Nakuru National Park as below,
Lake Nakuru Safari Itinerary
Day Trip to Lake Nakuru National Park:
Pick up at your hotel at 7.00 AM and drive to the Rift Valley View Point where you will stop for a photo session and a panoramic view of the Great Rift Valley that hosts Mount Longonot, The Suswa Ranges amongst other geographical formations and beautiful sceneries.
Drive down the escarpment and on to Lake Nakuru arriving at 9.30 AM for a morning game drive along the lake shore. You shall drop in at Flamingo Hill Camp for lunch and a short break till 2.00 PM. Proceed on an afternoon game drive. You can stop at the lake shore and take some photos.
At 3.00Pm leave Lake Nakuru via the Lanet Gate. Drive to Nairobi arriving at 6.00 PM .Your Driver will drop you off at your hotel in Nairobi where your safari ends.
2 Day Trip to Lake Nakuru National Park:
Day 1: Nairobi –Lake Nakuru.
We pick you up at 8.00 AM and drive to the Great Rift Valley view point for a short stop over to view the beautiful scenic view of the Rift Valley. Drive on to Lake Nakuru arriving at 10.30 AM. Check in at Flamingo Hill Camp. Drive through the park on your morning game drive till 1.30 PM when you return to the camp for lunch and a short break.
At 3 PM your driver will pick you up for an afternoon game drive till sunset at 6.30 PM. Proceed to Flamingo Camp for dinner rest and overnight.
Day 2: Lake Nakuru –Nairobi.
At dawn your driver will pick you up for a pre-breakfast game drive to try catching the carnivores retiring from their night hunt. Have a game drive spotting the Zebras, baboons, White Rhinos, Flamingos, Egyptian Geese, Hyenas, Roth’s Child Giraffes, Impalas, Cape Buffalos, Crowned Crane, Leopards and Lions before proceeding back to the camp for late breakfast.
After breakfast check out from Flamingo Hill Camp and proceed on a late morning game drive spotting more wildlife. If you are lucky you may see a Python crossing the road or hanging on a tree. Leave Lake Nakuru National Park at 11.00 AM for Nairobi arriving at 2.30 PM where we drop you off at your hotel or the airport.
A 2 days safari to Lake Nakuru National Park which is relatively close to Nairobi and is one of the best places to see diverse wildlife, flora and fauna within the shortest time possible.